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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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Our family, which includes our 3 sons, ages 15- 20, loved touring this ship. The guys really thought the guns and torpedo launchers were cool. The history factor- seeing where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our family, which includes our 3 sons, ages 15- 20, loved touring this ship. The guys really thought the guns and torpedo launchers were cool. The history factor- seeing where big deals were made by the big people of that time. It's was a cool and interesting visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The ship was cool, it was a fun time. Lots of history with real war hero's! We enjoyed the day with great Access to most areas of the ship. I would recommend

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not only is the USS Iowa a true rarity, its tremendous combination of a long active history and a significant number of living crew members allows for a very thorough and interactive experience. Being able to not only see how the great battleship operated, but also hear stories about its actual use is an experience that would be hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family had a great visit at this amazing battleship. You can feel the power and history while you are on board.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband had this as a bucket list item. The ship is quite imposing. Volunteers welcomed us aboard and gave us information at various stations on the ship to help us understand the ship's unique history and capabilities. The ship was altered to accommodate President Franklin Roosevelt encounter to plan invasions with our allies. I was struck by how dedicated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and educational look at a piece of Americas naval history! I particularly enjoyed the staff that were available throughout the tour to answers questions and provide additional insight into the history of the Iowa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting self-guided tour through this amazing battleship. They've done a great job of restoring it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A big battleship and if you are a history buff you will surely enjoy your visit here. Going here takes you back to the times of WWII and Desert Storm... A must go!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our original plan was to see the Tall Ships Festival. A co- worker recommended we go see the Iowa, which ended up being the best thing we saw. Just to get a taste of how our military who was assigned there was fascinating. For example, one area showed what the table settings with the plate ware, glasses, cups, and silverware... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went over after it was closed but we could still talk to people about the ship and go part way up the entrance. Very interesting.

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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